Much more than a symbol
Yes, it’s true that us Madrileños have seen it time and time again. But…have you? You can’t come to Madrid and not see it!
The Puerta de Alcalá (Alcalá Gate) is one of the emblematic images of the capital and although we that live here see it from a distance almost every day, we still hold a special love for this historical arch. As a matter of fact, the last few times that I stopped by to see it, I felt nostalgia akin to how you feel when seeing your own city after being away for a lengthy period of time.
I recommend that everyone sees the Puerta de Alcalá on special occasions such as the Noche en Blanco (White Night), where it has a special charm being lit up all night. Also, you should read about its history on Wikipedia or another similar website. You’ll love it. The best photo of the Puerta de Alcalá has yet to be taken. Maybe it’ll be yours!